The Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association Executive Board guides the helm and charts the course of our alum community.

Formed on 17 April 2013 as a California 501(c) Nonprofit Corporation for the purposes of developing an operational and charitable membership alumni association, the PGIAA supports both alumni of Pacifica Graduate Institute and the wider community in their pursuit of developing their intellectual, spiritual, altruistic, and professional capabilities.

In light of Pacifica’s unique and creative educational experience, its alumni community fostered an association focused intently on “tending the soul of the world” as enshrined in the Institute’s motto of animae mundi colendae gratis. Thus, the PGIAA seeks not only to provide alumni and the general public with opportunities for personal and professional growth, but also to serve as a path for making positive changes within society as a whole through service and education.

  • Jo Todd President

    Jo Todd, Ph.D. is the founding director of the Healing Alliance. Her passion is re-weaving the sacred into life. Jo’s private practice with soul work spans decades. Her clients report unexpected experiences in their journey toward wholeness.

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  • Dori Koehler Secretary

    Dori Koehler published poetry in the literary journal Between, and gave papers on the popular culture conference circuit and volunteered with the organization doing social media posting and consulting.

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  • Sherrie Allen Boardmembers

    Sherrie Sims Allen holds both a Master of Arts degree and PhD in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a Master of Arts degrees in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.  Her research is focused on women, rage, racism, sexism, and feelings of invisibility.

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  • Dr. Melvin L. Allen BOARDMEMBER

    Melvin L. Allen holds both a Master of Arts degree and PhD in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a Master of Arts degrees in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.  His research is focused on women and the birth of the single professional woman.

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